28 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 07.14
An unusual soda dumped
on golf course
A golf course in Lexington, Ky., needed repairs
after vandals targeted some of the greens with soda.
Not the type of soda you might expect, according
to WKYT-TV. www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/Van
honored in Colorado
GCSAA Class A superintendent D'Ann Kimbrel
received a lifetime achievement award last month.
Colorado Golf Journal profles Kimbrel, a 26-year
association member, who was pretty good in another
sport in her younger days. www.cogolf.org/index.
php?mod= NewsMedia_Read&ArticleID =1165
GolfÕs tie to D-Day
The 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion at
Normandy Beach was well documented last month.
Did you know famed Omaha Beach, where the Allies
gallantly fought to gain a foothold in the fght against
the Axis, has a golf course? Well, Golf.com provides
the details. http://www.golf.com/courses-and-trav
Let there be lights
Can't get a tee time during the day at Mission
Bay GC in San Diego? Well, you still may be in luck.
If you want to play under the lights, that is, according
to a feature at SanDiego.com. www.sandiego.org/
ship. David Robertson, 12-year GCSAA member, is the
superintendent at Hillwood. The golf course opened in
1957 and was renovated in 2003 and again in 2011.
This will be the 14th USGA championship held in Ten
• Salem Country Club in Peabody, Mass., will host the
2017 U.S. Senior Open. Kip Tyler, CGCS, a 36-year
member of the association, oversees the facility. Salem
CC, designed by Donald Ross, hosted the 2001 U.S.
• Pinehurst Nos. 2 and 4 will be the site of the 2017 U.S.
Amateur Four-Ball Championship. No. 2 will serve as
the match-play course; No. 4 will be the companion
course for the competition. Bob Farren, CGCS, is direc
tor of golf course and grounds. Kevin Robinson, CGCS,
is superintendent at No. 2. Steve Wilson is superinten
dent at No. 4.
• Shoal Creek near Birmingham, Ala., will host the 2018
U.S. Women's Open. Forty-two year GCSAA member
James Simmons is the superintendent. Shoal Creek,
designed by Jack Nicklaus, hosted the 1984 and 1990
Calling all dogs
It is time to enter the 2015 LebanonTurf Dog Days of
Golf Calendar contest.
If your dog is selected for the calendar, it has a shot at
being selected the 2015 Dog of the Year, which is worth a
$3,000 prize for your affliated chapter and a $500 prize
for you. In addition, a donation to a charitable cause will
be made in honor of the winner. Everyone who submits a
photo receives a gift from LebanonTurf.
To enter, submit high-resolution images along with
complete contact information for the dog's owner; dog's
name, age and breed; complete contact information for the
golf course superintendent; facility name and location; and
photographer's name. Multiple images may be submitted.
Entries will be accepted through Aug. 1. The Dog Days of
Golf calendar accompanies the November issue of GCM.
Submit images and information to lebturfdogcalen
If you have any questions about the calendar, con
tact Cynthia Andrews at LebanonTurf (800) 532-0090,
Compliance deadline looming
Oct. 6, 2014, is a key date.
As mandated in the EPA Federal Register notice, no
fenamiphos (Nemacur nematicide) products labeled for
use on golf courses can be used after that date. Fenam
iphos is in the organophosphate chemical class, and
Nemacur has been used to control the major genera of
nematodes attacking turfgrass. This includes root knot,
root lesion, sting, lance and ring nematodes.
Bayer Environmental Science will not buy back any ex
isting stock but is willing to assist in the proper disposal of
hazardous material if the remaining product is not used by
Oct. 6, 2014.
Patrick Reinhardt @gasoutherngcm
Sun and sand. TifEagle is #happyhap
Dan Tolson @mountainturf
Photo quiz... Head not working, pulled
swing joint and whuddya know but a
golf ball jammed inside. #howdoyafg
Benjamin Rink @benrink
Hex bolt, straight blade screw and a
torx bolt all on the same recoil. C'mon
Mr. Mechanic, can't we make it eas
Jeff Johnson @MinikahdaTurf
Still debating when fwys should get
their frst app of N this yr Cloudy days
are not a good day to make that decsn
Craig Wilson @cragerwilson
New resident on golf course. Been
trying for a week to get a picture of
Bambi. Thanks to Derek we have one
Trevor Burlingame @tdburlingame
Greens vented, topdressed, rolled and
mowed. Ignore the small holes and
sand. They still putt great. pic.twitter.
Syngenta Turf @SyngentaTurf
Bees are hitting the links and thriving
w/ #OperationPollinator! Learn more
about our efforts to improve #bee
CanmoreG&CC Super @ReidSolodan
Longtime Assistant Spence is always
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